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#297033 - 09/18/20 03:32 PM Re: Notes from Getting Through Hurricane Sally [Re: Bingley]
Herman30 Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 390
Loc: Finland
I am very fond of my ZL H501. It has a high setting of 96 lumens and a lowest of 0.4 lumens. The lowest is bright enough to enable reading in dark. And 96 lumens is more than enough outside lighting up some 20 meters ahead and it is a flood without hotspots.

Edited by Herman30 (09/18/20 03:43 PM)

#297039 - 09/18/20 09:47 PM Re: Notes from Getting Through Hurricane Sally [Re: Bingley]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3485
Loc: USA
My favorite headlamp for preparedness is the Fenix HL50. Itís bright enough, runs long enough, isnít terribly expensive at $50 from the Big River, and will run on either a single CR123A or AA battery.

#297043 - 09/19/20 01:10 AM Re: Notes from Getting Through Hurricane Sally [Re: Bingley]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1457
Thanks. The Zebralight does sound very nice. I'll have to think about whether I want something that exceeds my needs by far.

#297044 - 09/19/20 02:14 AM Re: Notes from Getting Through Hurricane Sally [Re: Bingley]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7416
Loc: southern Cal
One of the nice developments is the general high quality of several brands of lights -Black Diamond, Petzl, and Fenix all market very fine lights, both head lamps and hand helds, which will serve adequately - not quite up to ZL standards, but also less costly.

Another head lamp I have been using lately, very impressive is something from Australia called the Knog Quokka, USP rechageable, seems to work quite well, and weighs lsss than 2 oz, with a max output of around 100 lumens. I find it is an excellent addition to my survival items. AFAIK, it is available in the US only from REI - 25 bucks.
Geezer in Chief

#297078 - 09/21/20 08:54 PM Re: Notes from Getting Through Hurricane Sally [Re: Bingley]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2514
Originally Posted By: Bingley

Do a test run of your generator BEFORE the hurricane, even if you just bought it last year. Seriously. It was basically a brand new generator.

Ear plugs if your neighbor has a loud generator.

And remember to run it only outside away from windows -- Be co2 aware

#297082 - 09/22/20 12:24 AM Re: Notes from Getting Through Hurricane Sally [Re: Bingley]
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1644
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
amend TeacherRO's comment to... CO

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